This easy and delicious Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars recipe for #SummerDessertWeek 2018 will bring back fond memories of childhood, and ice cream trucks. And, if that’s not enough and you’re watching your sugar and carb intake, it’s keto friendly, too! Oh, happy day!!
As soon as those the familiar bells from the ice cream truck started ringing, it was like time stood still, and all was right with the world. At least that’s what it seemed like when I was a kid, and I was eating my beloved toasted almond ice cream bars.
Today’s easy ice cream bar recipe which I’m sharing for day three of #SummerDessertWeek brings back all those same feelings and emotions, but as an adult who’s trying to watch my carbohydrate intake, there is zero percent guilt!
Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!
There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!
**Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter for your chance to win some exciting prizes!
What are the ingredients for making Copycat Keto Friendly Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars?
- blanched almonds
- heavy whipping cream
- Swerve, all natural sweetener
- fresh lime juice
- pure almond extract
What if I don’t like almonds? Can I substitute another type of nut?
By all means. Toasted pecans would be delicious, as would toasted macadamia nuts, or just about any other type of nuts that are your favorites. Just make sure to swap out the almond extract for pure vanilla extract and you’ll be all set.
How long do these ice cream bars take to freeze?
That all depends on the type of ice cream bar molds you’re using, and how thick they are. I’ll leave the affiliate link below for the silicone molds I used. That said, I would say a good 4 to 6 hours would be sufficient no matter what type of mold you use. Just make sure to test them for firmness before you try to remove them from the molds.
Can I make these bars with another type of homemade ice cream, or does it have to be a keto friendly ice cream?
If you have a favorite homemade vanilla ice cream that you love, you can definitely use it. It does not have to be keto-friendly. However, if you want the full toasted almond ice cream bar experience (i.e. the copycat flavor), please make sure to use pure almond extract as the flavoring.
Can I use store-bought vanilla ice cream to make these keto-friendly toasted almond ice cream bars?
You can, but then they won’t be keto-friendly. That said, if you’d like to make these ice cream bars with store-bought ice cream all you need to do is soften some vanilla ice cream so it’s pliable. Stir in some almond extract and proceed with the recipe (shown in the video below) to the point of filling the molds with the toasted almonds and ice cream. Once made, refreeze until firm and you’re good to go!
Here is a fun, and fast-paced video I made during the making of Copycat Keto-Friendly Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars. I hope you’ll find it entertaining and helpful. If you enjoy this video, please don’t forget to subscribe to my Kudos Kitchen channel on YouTube.
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For more homemade ice cream recipes (keto and otherwise), please click on the following recipe titles for;
- No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream
- Toasted Coconut Pecan Ice Cream
- Root Beer Flavored Ice Cream
- Frozen Strawberry Whipped Keto Pops
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s homemade toasted almond ice cream bars. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself. 🙂
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup swerve, all natural sweetener
- 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1½ cups ground almonds
Toast the ground almonds lightly in a dry skillet, stirring constantly so they don't burn. This will take approximately 5 minutes over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream and swerve sweetener until light and fluffy but not stiff.
Stir in the almond extract and fresh lime juice.
Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of the cooled, toasted almonds in the bottom of the ice cream mold. Fill the molds with the whipped cream mixture, and top again with a layer of toasted ground almonds.
Freeze the ice cream bars until firm. Remove from the silicone molds, add sticks, and enjoy!
Tools and equipment;
large bowl, hand mixer, measuring spoons, measuring cups, food processor (optional for grinding nuts), silicone molds, popsicle sticks, skillet (for toasting nuts), wooden spoon, baking sheet (for placing molds in the freezer).
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for these delicious Copycat Keto-Friendly Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing them to you for this year’s #SummerDessertWeek 2018.
If you love the charming presentation of these homemade ice cream bars like I do, please make sure you enter the giveaway for a set of 4 of these stemless wine glasses down below. These glasses are super cute, and they were furnished to me by our sponsor, Susquehanna Glass Co.
For more delicious sweets and treats, please check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from today’s bloggers!
Ice Cream Recipes:
- No Churn S’mores Ice Cream Ice Cream from Big Bear’s Wife
- Strawberry Mojito Popsicles from The Spiffy Cookie
- Happylicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Parfait from Desserts Required
- Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- No Churn Banana Pudding Ice Cream from A Blender Mom
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- Coconut Lime Pound Cake from The Food Hunter’s Guide To Cuisine
- Old Fashioned Cocktail Upside Down Cake from Forking Up
- No Bake Lemonade Pie from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart from Eat Move Make
- Strawberry Sour Cream Pound Cake from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Grocery Store Iced Oatmeal Cookies from The Beard and The Baker
- Mermaid Pudding Pops from For the Love of Food
- Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling from Shockingly Delicious
- S’mores Pizza from Daily Dish Recipes
- S’mores Cookie Bars from The Domestic Kitchen
And now, without further ado, here is the sponsor information, and the prizes are they’re offering to our lucky winners for #SummerDessertWeek 2018
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract
Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Yeast, Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Oven Mit and Dish Towel
Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)
Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
**Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
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